For immediate release | March 29, 2024

Announcing the 2024 Core Fundamentals Web Course Schedule

CHICAGO–Core is pleased to announce the release of the 2024 Core Fundamentals Web Course schedule. This series of related online courses covers basic topics that enhance skills in various areas of library work.

The Fundamentals Web Courses focus on the following areas: fundamentals of acquisitions, cataloging, metadata, collection assessment, collection development and management, digital library projects, electronic resources acquisitions, preservation, management, universal design for learning, and institutional repositories.

Courses are 4 to 6 weeks in length and are repeated throughout the year. Students have 24/7 access to the course material. Instructors moderate live weekly chat discussions and provide instruction. Seats are limited and sessions often sell out in advance. Reserve your spot now.

2024 Core Fundamentals Web Courses
Course sessions are repeated throughout the year. Click on the course titles to learn more. Register online for the session you'd like to participate in.

Fundamentals of Acquisitions (FOA)

Session 3: May 6 - June 14
Session 4: July 29 - September 6
Session 5: September 30 - November 8

Fundamentals of Cataloging (FOC)

Session 5: August 26 - October 4
Session 5.1: August 26 – October 4
Session 6: October 21 - December 6
Session 6.1: October 21 – December 6

Fundamentals of Collection Assessment (FCA)

Session 3: May 20 - June 28
Session 4: August 5 - September 13
Session 5: October 7 - November 15

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management (FCDM)

Session 3: May 13 - June 7
Session 4: August 5 - August 30
Session 5: October 14 - November 8

Fundamentals of Digital Library Projects (FDLP)

Session 3: April 29 - June 7
Session 4: July 22 - August 30
Session 5: September 23 - November 1

Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions (FERA)

Session 3: May 6 - May 31
Session 4: July 29 - August 23
Session 5: October 14 - November 8

Fundamentals of Management (FM)

Session 3: April 22 - May 17
Session 4: June 3 - June 28
Session 5: July 22 - August 16
Session 6: September 16 - October 11

Fundamentals of Metadata (FOM)

Session 3: April 29 - June 7
Session 4: July 22 - August 30
Session 5: September 23 - November 1

Fundamentals of Preservation (FOP)

Session 3: May 13 - June 7
Session 4: October 7 - November 1

Fundamentals of Universal Design for Learning (FUDL)

Session 5.0: September 23 - November 1

Fundamentals of Institutional Repositories (FIR) - new this year, registration will open in May!

Session 1.0: July 15 - August 18, 2024

Registration Fees

4-Week Courses:
$165.11 - Core member
$188.10 - ALA member
$209 - nonmember

6-Week Courses:
$196.71 - Core member
$224.10 - ALA member
$249 - nonmember

How to Register

Register online or or by phone at 1-800-545-2433 (press 1 to reach our customer service representatives). Course sessions are limited to 25 students and many sell out weeks in advance. For sessions that are not sold out, online and fax registration ends at 12 noon CT on the Monday prior to the course start date. Mailed registration forms must be postmarked by two Mondays prior to the course start date.

Registration is limited and sessions often sell out quickly. Reserve your spot now.

Questions

For registration related questions, call 1-800-545-2433 and press 1 to speak to our customer service representatives.

For general questions related to Core continuing education events, please contact corece@ala.org.

About Core

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is the national association that advances the profession of librarians and information providers in central roles of leadership and management, collections and technical services, and technology. Our mission is to cultivate and amplify the collective expertise of library workers in core functions through community building, advocacy, and learning. Core is a division of the American Library Association. Follow us on our Blog, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Contact:

Mia Blixt-Shehan

Continuing Education Assistant

American Library Association

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

mblixtshehan@ala.org